August 19, 2009 (148 lbs)
My boyfriend, Adam, and I in Colorado - summer 2008
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No more excuses! I have been trying to get in shape for the last two years and now that I am ENGAGED and planning my wedding for June 16, 2012 it's time to make a permanent change to my lifestyle. I not only want to be a beautiful bride but I want to be healthy and fit so I set a positive example for my kids (way in the future!) My fiance and I are in this together, although he is trying to gain more muscle and tone, while I am trying to shed about 40 lbs!
"You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance."
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
"Hold your head high. Don't ever let them define the light in your eyes. Love yourself. Give 'em hell. You can take on this world. You just stand and be strong and fight like a girl."
weaknesses: restaurant food because once I've paid for it I feel like I have to finish it all, negative comments said behind my back, carbs!
strengths: my friends, music, rewarding myself once i've reached a goal, taking my frustrations out in the gym
~~~~WEIGHT LOSS PROGRESS~~~~
1/7 - 168 (heaviest)
1/31 - 163
2/6 - 159
2/20 - 156
3/6 - 156
3/20 - 155.5
3/27 - 153.5
4/3 - 150
4/10 - 150
4/17 - 149.5
5/4 - 147
--Ok, ok, so I fell off the wagon, but I'm gettin right back on it!
1/11 - 148
1/22 - 143.5
2/5 - 143.5
2/19 - 141.5
3/5 - 140.5
3/19 - 138
1/06 - 155 (disappointed I slacked off for so long)
~~~~ACCOMPLISHMENTS - BABY STEPS~~~~
I live on the third floor of my apartment building and there is no elevator!
--If I don't drive to campus, I have no choice but to walk back if I miss the bus
--Crystal Light helps me with my daily water consumption
--By telling all my friends how pleased I am with my success it holds me accountable for when I make slip ups because they are aware of it too so they try to encourage me.
--Whenever I feel frustrated or stressed with school I will work out. If I'm cramming for a test I focus a lot better looking over the material while plugging away on an elliptical rather than lounging around on my couch.
--I do SO MUCH better when I track my calories. When I don't, it's easier for me to add things to my daily diet that I would not otherwise.
--After dinner, I brush my teeth. I never want to ruin my fresh breath feeling in my mouth once I've brushed my teeth.
--I've put a hold on ALL clothes shopping until I meet small weight loss goals. I figure there is no point buying jeans now when 10 lbs from now they won't fit.
I'm tracking my calories that I take in but also the ones I burn off. I'm cutting back on my portion size and I'm exercising 5-6 times a week. After reaching my 3 lb. goals I reward myself in some way to motivate myself to keep pushing forward with my progress. I just rewarded myself for losing 18 lbs. by starting tanning and doing Crest white strips!
I'm getting married June 16 2012 and I refuse to begin my married life overweight. I am going to be a health teacher and eventually a high school counselor. I figure it's hypocritical to teach about exercise and nutrition if I don't follow through with it myself!
One of my favorite things to do is read. I have several favorite authors: Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Sophi Kinsella.
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| Pounds lost: 16.2
Hi Cuz! So glad you're back on track so I can have a weight loss buddy, even if you are a few states away. It will be so much easier for both of us once you're closer, but for now.... this will do :D
As much as your helpful strategies made me giggle, there are such good ideas behind them all and I really think they will help me as well. BRUSH TEETH IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING DINNER. Perfect!
And yes, more crystal light. I've seriously been slacking on my water consumption.
Let's check in each week with each other, okay? What day will you weigh-in? My day is Saturday, since that's my work from home day.
Let the fun begin. Soon enough, we'll both be those skinny b*tches I've always hated. haha.
1980 days ago
You're doing great, girl! Keep up the good work! :)
2156 days ago
Hey Liz! Thanks for adding me as a friend. I will do the same for you. Looks like you are well on your way to reaching your weight loss goals. Good luck and if you need anything at all stop by my page or send me a message. Cute page! Keep Sparking, Paige
2525 days ago
Hey hunny, you still with us?
2698 days ago
Diet soda is entirely addictive! I decided to go "off" of it a few weeks ago and was doing great at first, but have slowly added a few in every day! err... :)
I do think that's it great that you're mindful of college weight gain - I didn't really pay attention to it until the summer after sophomore year... only 30 lbs too late!
2819 days ago
Comment edited on: 5/6/2009 1:14:47 PM